Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.

Abstract

This report gives a brief history of the field of Rehabilitation Robotics, and then reviews eight currently available robotic devices designed to assist patients with limb loss or in need of skeletal-muscular assistance. After detailing the use and operation of each device, this report rates each device on the basis of eight criteria of commercial and technological "success," and concludes that the technology contained in one device, the I-Limb, is the most likely to be enhanced and further developed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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